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Wrong Way Driver on SR-78 Dies in Crash-UPDATED

UPDATE: The driver has been identified by the San Diego County Department of the Medical Examiner as  John Ben Disney, a  67-year-old, married, Caucasian male.

Escondido CA— This afternoon, January 1, 2016 just before 3:00pm, the Escondido Police Department received a call of collision debris on Metcalf Street which runs north and south directly under SR-78.

After investigating the scene they could not locate a vehicle and went onto SR-78 to investigate further.

Upon arrival onto SR-78, Escondido Police located a collision of a vehicle into the concrete retaining wall protecting Metcalf St. from SR-78.

At an unknown time or date a  male from San Bernardino was driving his 2003 Chevrolet Suburban the wrong way on SR-78 traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic. He merged into the center median and drove off an embankment at a high rate of speed, colliding head on into a concrete retaining wall protecting Metcalf St.

The driver was pronounced dead on scene.

There were no calls into the CHP dispatch center of a wrong way driver or a collision overnight.

At this time it is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a factor in this collision. The incident remains under investigation. No other vehicles were involved.

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